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•top 100 hip-hop albums oat•
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84 - big l - the big picture (2000)
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this album is the second and final and first posthumous studio album by american rapper big l. the album was slated for a 1999 release, but due to l's murder, it was posthumously released in 2000.
it was produced by dj premier, lord finesse, pete rock and showbiz. this album features appearances from fat joe, guru, kool g rap, big daddy kane and 2pac. this is very incredible.
big l's punchlines always incredible, one of the best for this. big l comes harder than ever in the big picture, providing you with the wittiest and most brilliant tracks and freestyles of his career. his flow can be quick, but never inaudible. he always finds ways to connect his lines with clarity, flow, catchiness, and a vacancy of filler or awkward lines. big l has a distinct voice that supplements his unique lines which makes big l stand out even more in the rap scene, especially in contrast with some of his guest emcees who for the most part have very diverse vocal pitches. he preserves his 90's rap style but never lets his performance become stale, boring, or obsolete.
this is maybe one of the most underrated hip-hop albums of all time.
great album, a classic.